Monday, May 3, 2010

behold a dark horse

I recently got a feature article printed in Paste Magazine, about my one true love, the Gibson J-45. If you want to read something totally unrelated to farming, but still 100% jenna. Check it out at the digital issue below. Skip to page 44.

Behold a Dark Horse


Blogger Denise said...

Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

May 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Toni aka irishlas said...

Sweet article and a sweet guitar.

May 3, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Lynnanne said...

nicely written… loved the intertwined history. congrats!

May 3, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*sigh* I guess I'm not a true purist then. I have a Gibson set up for left handed playing that sits in my closet bereft of strings, as it has for nearly 10 years. I played a Seagull (Canadian) at a music store after the bridge on my Gibson broke and never looked back. DH plays a Martin and I play my Seagull and both of us prefer our guitars to Gibsons. Now a Guild...that's my fantasy guitar. The old ones, not the new ones. There's a sound that's totally unique to that particular guitar.

Great story...though I have to wonder why the Feds are targeting a guitar company rather than a furniture company. It seems to me the furniture company would bag more wood and a much greater 'sin' so to speak.

May 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

Jenna, you continue to impress the hell outta me. (ok, I haven't read the article yet, but I will, and I'm pretty sure it will only reinforce my impression of you ;)
I, too, am a Gibson girl, although I prefer the smaller models. I have an LG-1 and an L-1 Custom, both excellent writing and gigging guitars.

May 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Love the title.

May 3, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Great article. Glad more people are getting exposed to your writing.

To answer tinfoilhatsociety: easy- the guitar company being smaller is a much more defenseless target. they don't have to work as hard, and it's unlikely that they have a lobby in DC....

May 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger thedoza said...

Great article. Thanks for sharing another of your passions with us. Any news on finn?

Naomi in Eugene, OR

May 3, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger j.c. said...

Drrrr, I just got the connection between your new pup's name and your favorite guitar. Loved the article. Gibsons were made in my hometown in Michigan. It was really sad when they moved out.

May 3, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Stargazer 2 said...

Love the title of your article
which is very original to say the least!!!
And yes, this is the first article of many to be published for
PASTE magazine by Jenna!!!
Just hope you will not "Write Away" Cold Antler Farm!!!
Has been a great read, & will continue to be a great read!!!

May 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Story said...

So great Jenna! Love your writing...glad to see you're heading on over into music writing....the blues are in all our hearts.

May 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Leiflet said...

I personally don't care for PASTE magazine, at all, really. BUT!!! Your article is a good one, and it's a nice fit for their magazine (hmmm, that's meant as a complement).

I am glad that you love farming so much. I am even gladder, however, that you love Stu and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and old fans and strange things like that. I think it's what gives you the untouchable Coolness of Jenna.

May 4, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger euclid314 said...

Great article. Nice writing style- interesting metaphors. Not a guitar player, but a fan of many. Enjoying the saga of your new home.

May 6, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger John Meegan said...

Interesting and well written article. Not sure where you're coming from describing WWII as an "atrocious" war. For me it was the only flat note in the article. You are someone who obviously has a strong regard for both history and the written word. As a veteran of several of the more recent (and of more questionable etiology) wars, it was particularly confusing.

May 10, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jenna, I was thinking of you tonight. NPR was doing an article about all the instruments damaged or destroyed in the flooding in Nashville (including Hendrix' Stratocaster!), and they had Raul Malo on pouring a gallon of river water out of his Gibson J-45. Here's the article if you're interested. So sad!

May 12, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

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